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Chapel Bay Church

Chapel Bay Church

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Your church home while at the beach.

216 Michigan Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445
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God is He We are Here God's Friend or Foe
FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/vLXs-cUDhPA ONE THING God wants you to know if they are His friend or foe. John 15:15  No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.  Ezra 4:1-3 CONTEXT A friend of God is a Christian who is a part of the family of God. REMEMBER: John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.  SALVATION: There is only one true God and His Son is the Messiah Jesus Christ, who alone can save you from sin by grace through faith in Him. He is the way to become a part of the family of God. How can we tell if some is an adversary of God?    They don’t help to draw people closer to God or to accomplish His will. How can we tell if someone is a part of the family of God?    Jesus is their Lord and Savior as they seek to fulfill God’s will on earth as it is in Heaven. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples. KNOW IF SOMEONE IS A FRIEND OR FOE OF GOD IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT TO WHY WE EXIST. Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Know God well. Listen, Discern, Learn and apply what you discover from your prayer and Bible time. COMMUNITY Discover how others relate to God. Ask God to show you if they are for or against Him. SERVICE Remember God loved you first and we should love Him first. One of the best things you can do for others in all areas of your life is to put God first. MULTIPLICATION Continue to bring God glory and make disciples. No matter who you meet the goal is to continue to fulfill God’s will. 
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May 23, 2022
Foundations of Faith Easter Sunday
ONE THING Jesus was risen to prove we can be forgiven of our sins.   For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. 15:22 Luke 24:1-12 CONTEXT Tell others what Jesus has done so they will for themselves come and see what Jesus can do and head home marveling at what Jesus has done. Where do people look in order to help them feel alive? Why? Why does it embolden a Christian’s faith to know the truth that the tomb is empty?    It gives us courage to live for Christ because our sins are forgiven. Why does it embolden a Christian’s faith to know the truth that Jesus was resurrected?    We know we will live with Christ forever in Heaven so we can live for Jesus now. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples. HE IS RISEN SO WE CAN BE FORGIVEN IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT TO WHY WE EXIST. Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Remember Jesus is alive and well seated at the right hand of God. Reflect often on the spiritual fuel that Jesus is risen so we can all be forgiven. COMMUNITY Tell those you know about the empty tomb. Share the biblical truth in brotherly love that Jesus is not there but He is risen. SERVICE Tell others about your encounters with Jesus. Like the women at the empty tomb testify to what you have seen and heard. MULTIPLICATION Invite others to come and see for themselves what Jesus can do. So that they will head home marveling at what Christ has done.
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May 16, 2022
Foundations of Faith Palm Sunday
FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/AodkqKY9o3Q Palm Sunday  Matthew 21:9,11, Mark 11:9-10, Luke 19:38, John 12:13 ONE THING Jesus Christ is the King we all need! CONTEXT Glad submission to Jesus is a great start and strengthener of that relationship. What are important components to praising Jesus as King?    Salvation and specific sayings from the heart that fulfill God’s will. What are some ways we can show glad submission to Jesus Christ the King?    Be Born-Again and strive to be like Christ in our faith and deeds. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples. GLAD SUBMISSION TO KING JESUS IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT TO WHY WE EXIST. Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Make a big deal about studying the Bible. Daily with God and often with others. COMMUNITY Make a big deal about bringing the kingdom of God in your life. Daily doing biblical deeds fueled by faithfully following Jesus.  SERVICE Make a big deal about people having peace through the forgiveness of sin. Remember the peace of God flows through a relationship that is at peace with Jesus. MULTIPLICATION Make a big deal about the one true King, Jesus Christ. Encourage others to join us as we lay down our lives and resources in glad submission to Him.
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May 09, 2022
Foundations of Faith Wash Feet
FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/4PuIMpJ0aMs ONE THING: Like Christ, we ought to wash one another’s feet. John 13:1-17 CONTEXT: Christ shows us how to love those in the world and love them to the end.  Why is it so very important for Jesus to wash you clean?    Saved from sin, protect from the devil and evil schemes, armor of God effect What has Jesus done for us?   Given us the example of Servant Humility with the greatest message ever way to live out love for God and others. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples. WASHING FEET COMMITMENT IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT TO WHY WE EXIST. Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Be cleansed by Christ. Have your sins forgiven by the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  COMMUNITY Go where others are that need Jesus. Everyone is someone Jesus can or has saved.    SERVICE We must wash feet. We must be serving messengers of Jesus Christ daily. MULTIPLICATION We must show Christ’s love for others through the humility of serving. It prepares a heart to be blessed by God.
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May 02, 2022
Foundations of Faith Generosity
FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/wBUnD-Z9G20 ONE THING: Share the generosity of God through Christ with your time, talents and treasures.              (Not just one of them but all of them) Acts 2:42-47 CONTEXT: Day by day devote yourself to being biblically generous.   Biblical generosity makes a way for God’s best to take place in a practical way.  How can Christians be generous among each other?    By helping each other worship and be devoted to God together. How can Christians be generous toward the community?    By living biblically open-handed with your time, talents and treasures. So others are saved and mature as disciples. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples. GENEROSITY IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT TO WHY WE EXIST. Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Plan copious Christian calendar time. Spend more time with God and other Christians to become Christlike.  COMMUNITY Use your treasures to point to your greatest treasure. Open-handedly publicly and purposedly praise God.  SERVICE Sacrifice so others will know God. Meet a need the way the Holy Spirit tells you. MULTIPLICATION Daily put all you are and have in glad submission to Christ. Don’t hold anything back when it comes to fulfilling God’s will.
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April 25, 2022
Foundations of Faith Make Disciples
Full Video: https://youtu.be/nn2A66G_coc ONE THING: Go and make disciples, teaching them to observe all Jesus has commanded. Matthew 28:16-20, 16:24, Psalm 86:11, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Titus 2:1-15 CONTEXT: All authority in Heaven and on Earth has been given to Jesus.     Jesus is with you always, to the end of the age.  Live boldly for God each day. Why is it so significant for us to make disciples at home?    Because a family that brings God glory and makes disciples can help others find forgiveness from their sins and fulfill their created purpose. Why is it so significant for us to make disciples outside our homes?       Because a family that brings God glory and makes disciples can help others find forgiveness from their sins and fulfill their created purpose to bring God glory. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples. MAKING DISCIPLES IS FAITHFUL EVIDENCE TO WHY WE EXIST. Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Be a maturing disciple. Study the words and ways of Christ and become like Him.  COMMUNITY Model a transforming discipleship. Help others to see the best way is God’s way.  SERVICE Make your home a headquarters for disciple making. Use the resources at your disposal to help your family live like Jesus. MULTIPLICATION Live each day to make disciples God’s way. Biblically respond to your day so that others can draw closer to God. 
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April 17, 2022
Foundations of Faith Bring God Glory
Full Video: https://youtu.be/cyiGcvGj1Ps ONE THING: It’s easier to bring God glory when you remember God’s glory.  To bring God glory means to give Him praise and credit through faith and deeds.  Psalm 145 CONTEXT: Follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in the who, what, when, where, why and how of bringing God glory each day.  Before we publicly bring God glory we must first do what?    Privately give Him praise and credit.  Why is it so important to intentionally bring God glory in the presence of others?    So that they to may become a part of the Kingdom of God.  We exist to bring God glory and make disciples. BRINGING GOD GLORY IS AN OBVIOUS PART TO WHY WE EXIST. Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Bring glory to God. During your personal devotions give God praise and credit.  COMMUNITY Bring God’s glory to others. Make known to others any of the great things God has done for you or us.  SERVICE Give Kingdom clarity as you bring God glory. Help others to understand if they’re giving God or something else glory. MULTIPLICATION Bring God glory everyday. Give Him praise and credit through faith and deeds.
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April 10, 2022
Foundations of Faith Love Your Neighbor
Full Video: https://youtu.be/9TeUX0pfkFE ONE THING: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself Mark 12:31 CONTEXT: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our life for our neighbors, daily, in deed and truth. The standard is to lay down our lives for our neighbor. How can we love our neighbor in a way that pleases God?    By loving them with faithful to God deeds and in biblical truth. So all stuff you have and all the stuff that makes you, you, should be used in what way?       Obvious and thoughtful treasures made available to show your love for God and neighbor.  We exist to bring God glory and make disciples.  LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF IS A MUST TO WHY WE EXIST. Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Pray to be more loving. Ask God to transform you to love with devotion and dedication in a God honoring way. COMMUNITY Do unto others that which you would have them do unto you. Each day find a way to love others the Jesus way.  SERVICE Make a way for your neighbor’s needs. Use your time, talents and treasures to love others and draw them closer to God. MULTIPLICATION Love your neighbor in deed and truth. Live each day as an opportunity to love someone in a Christlike way.
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April 03, 2022
Foundations of Faith Love God With All Your...
ONE THING: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Mark 12:28-30 CONTEXT: Living out a love for God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit above all else is the most important commandment. So what is a way to know that you truly love the Lord your God?    You are a born-again Christian that bears obvious fruit that you devoted to God. Which of the following areas do you need to love God more?    Heart or Soul or Mind or Strength. You can identify more than one. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples.  LOVING GOD WITH ALL YOU ARE IS A HUGE PART OF THAT! Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Delight yourself in the good ways and will of God. Look for God at work in, through and around you. COMMUNITY Never get over being saved. Remember your first love, loved you first. SERVICE Study Proverbs. The wisdom of God is Supreme and Proverbs is a highly concentrated source of it. MULTIPLICATION Faithfully follow the Holy Spirit's leading in your life. Your weakness is a good thing that can lead to the power of Christ in your life.
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March 28, 2022
Foundations of Faith Prayer
ONE THING: Get away to pray to God every day.  Matthew 6:5-8 CONTEXT: A rewarding prayer life focuses on God and His will. What is necessary to have a rewarding prayer life?    Solitude with God, focused on God. What is necessary to have a full prayer life?    An honest heart before God for His Will. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples.  Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Pray to God the Father. Go to a solitary place to seek God’s will in all things. COMMUNITY Pray to be transformed not to perform. Prayer is not about conforming God to our desires but submitting to His will. SERVICE Make the focus about God. When we pray with others make it clear that God is the one who provides. MULTIPLICATION Memorize and pray the Lord’s Prayer. When anyone doesn’t know what to pray or do, pray the Lord’s Prayer.
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March 21, 2022
Foundations of Faith Communion
ONE THING: Communion is about remembering Jesus’ death for the forgiveness of sins until He returns.     Jesus Christ has given and poured Himself out for the forgiveness of all sins. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 SALVATION: Have your sins forgiven by the only one who can, JESUS! CONTEXT: That communion takes place in a Jesus honoring way. 1 Cor. 11:17-22, 27-32  Positive explanation of the negative representation v17 meant for a better gathering together  v18 -19 To bring unity among Christians v20-22 To bless all equally because God does not play favorites. v27 we would elevate the body, blood of Christ in a worthy manner in our hearts v28 - 32 A time of much needed self examination / reflection in order to avoid the condemning judgment of God. What is the focus of Communion?    To outwardly elevate the body and blood sacrifice for sin of Jesus Christ. What does each element represent?    Bread = Body of Christ which is for you. Gives life eternal to the world. John 6:33    Cup = Mat 26:28  for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Old covenant was animal sacrifice repeatedly happened) Christ substitutionary once for all. “It is finished”. His death and sacrifice. Why should we take it?    Proclaim the Lord's death until he comes, to remember Jesus’ life, death and sacrifice for us.    Public symbols that we are unified with Christ. How often can we take it?    As often as we want. Literally means many times. You can take Communion daily.    Communion is a blessing that proclaims the Gospel message.       To remember & realize the need for salvation. Who should take Communion?    Any Christian that is saved by grace through faith by the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples.  Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Take Communion in a worthy manner. As a Christian make sure your heart is grateful to Jesus Christ. COMMUNITY Take Communion with others. Be ready at any moment to celebrate Communion with other Christians. SERVICE Celebrate the Christ of Communion. Communion isn’t about us it’s about Jesus. MULTIPLICATION Offer Communion to other Christians. It is always a good thing to publicly remember Jesus died for the forgiveness of our sins. Someone might get saved in seeing it.
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March 14, 2022
Foundations of Faith Bible Study
ONE THING: To truly live a good life we must live it biblically. 2 Timothy 3:12-17 CONTEXT: Life fulfillment is found in faithful deeds that do God’s will. What happens when we don’t continue to study God’s word?    We are more easily deceived and we can give in to sin and give up on God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. What is one way to know when our words, thoughts and / or deeds are biblical?    They are in agreement with all of God’s Holy Scriptures. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples.  Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Study the Bible daily. Make your goal comprehension not just completion. COMMUNITY Study the Bible with others for their benefit. Encourage them apply the Word. SERVICE Live out what you learn from Bible study. Faithful deeds every day. MULTIPLICATION Share biblical truth in brotherly love. Be an example of the love and wisdom of God.
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March 08, 2022
Foundations of Faith Baptism
ONE THING:  We should not withhold or withdraw from baptism. Acts 10:44-48 The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles CONTEXT:  Baptism is a witnessed celebratory praise to God for the salvation that has been received. Acts 10:1-43 What is baptism? Baptism is an outward expression of your already inner faith in Jesus. What is so great about baptism?    It’s a celebration of a person who has been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. WORSHIP Be baptized. If you are a Christian then you should be baptized as well. COMMUNITY Invite others to attend baptisms with you. Celebrate with others when someone gets baptized.   SERVICE Be ready as a Christian to baptize. When someone wants to be baptized don’t wait, do it ASAP.  MULTIPLICATION Encourage others to be saved and baptized. Go and make disciples baptizing them.
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March 02, 2022
Foundations of Faith Salvation
ONE THING: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household. Acts 16:31 JESUS SAVES  Hebrews 2:1-4 CONTEXT: Whoever believes in Jesus is not condemned but whoever does not believe in Him condemns themselves. John 3:18 URGENCY How do you know when something is going from bad to worse? If all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God then who needs salvation? Romans 3:23    Every single person you work with, live with, worship with and recharge How can I / someone be saved?    SALVATION: Acknowledge you have sin and need a Savior. Confess that Jesus is Lord and God raised Him from the dead. Ask God to forgive you of your sins which will lead to your spiritual death from God in Hell no matter how good of a person you think you may be. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples.  Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Pay close attention to the Bible. Be saved and studious.  COMMUNITY Strengthen others relationship with Jesus. Find out how you can help out in helping others love and live for Jesus. SERVICE Share the Gospel more and more. Help others to know and remember Jesus saves. MULTIPLICATION Use your Holy Spirit given gifts to build bridges to Jesus. The way you love others declares this is how Jesus will love them.
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February 22, 2022
Foundations of Faith Holy Spirit's Work
ONE THING: The Holy Spirit helps and guides people to God through Jesus Christ by the way of God’s people.    John 14:15-17, 25-26, 16:7-15 CONTEXT: The Holy Spirit dwells both with and in Christians.  What is one of the major works of the Holy Spirit?    To draw people closer to God so they might be saved then become like Christ. What is one of the ways the Holy Spirit helps Christians?     By helping them know how to biblically fulfill God’s will like Jesus Christ. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples.  Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Listen and learn from the Holy Spirit. Pray specifically, study the Bible detailedly. COMMUNITY Take the opportunity for the Holy Spirit to work. Faithfully act in Christlikeness that encourages the Holy Spirit to work in the heart. SERVICE Do what the Holy Spirit tells you when He tells you. Promptly respond to what the Holy Spirit says is right. MULTIPLICATION Glorify Jesus alongside the Holy Spirit. Declare Jesus saves and sanctifies. 
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January 29, 2022
Foundations of Faith Jesus' Supremacy
ONE THING:  Jesus is the supreme authority over all things.    All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to him.  Hebrews 2:14-18 CONTEXT: There is no one or no thing that is better or equal to Jesus for you to faithfully follow. Why should Jesus be Lord of your spiritual life?    Reality is He already is, the only thing that is left is if you work with or against Him.  Why should Jesus be Lord of your physical life?    Reality is He already is, the only thing that is left is if you work with or against Him.  We exist to bring God glory and make disciples.  Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP  Praise Jesus for the great things He has done. Such as defeating sin and death through His death and resurrection.  COMMUNITY Just give them Jesus. Remember it is free to be set free by Jesus.  SERVICE Be merciful and faithful just like Jesus. When you act this way towards others it helps them to see Jesus is real   MULTIPLICATION Discuss how Jesus’ way is the only way to live. Help others to know that Jesus can relate to everything they’re going through.
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January 28, 2022
Foundations of Faith God's Sovereignty
ONE THING: God Sovereignty is the supreme power in everything.  Romans 9:11, 15-18, 21-24 CONTEXT: Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:37-39 SALVATION: Are you in Christ Jesus? Why does God make it known that he is all knowing and all powerful and everywhere?    So that we will follow and serve His great name.  Why does God endure dishonorable things?    So that those who have received His mercy will experience His glory as well.  We exist to bring God glory and make disciples.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Be in glad submission to God’s Sovereignty. Follow His lead to fulfill His will.  COMMUNITY God’s way every day. More and more do life the way God directs.  SERVICE Respond to others so that it draws them closer to God. Show them how God leads you.  MULTIPLICATION Make it plain to all that God is still on the throne!! No matter what happens remind others who is in control.
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January 26, 2022
Follow Jesus in a manner that brings God praise and credit.
ONE THING: Follow Jesus in a manner that brings God praise and credit. 1 Thessalonians 2:12-14, 18-19 CONTEXT: Imitate Jesus with the body of Christ that draws people to the Kingdom of God. Why are we called to imitate God's churches in Christ Jesus?    So we will remember that God's will & Jesus' example are the life goal.       Not our way to His narrow way, His way to His narrow way!!!!! Where does true joy and lasting hope originate?    Jesus, at work in and through a person(s) that makes them like Him and draws them closer to God. We exist to bring God glory and make disciples.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Answer God's call. He is calling you to His Kingdom and glory. Ask & serve Him to find out what that looks like for you. COMMUNITY Make sure the Word is heard. Thank God constantly for the work He does in and through you. SERVICE Don't hesitate to imitate Christ. Wash feet, endure graciously the hardships of faith for God's glory and others good. MULTIPLICATION Hope, Boast and have Joy in Jesus. It's about redemption and transformation that Jesus brings in and through the relationship we have with Him together.
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January 25, 2022
Advent Love: God loved us all so much, that HE gave us Jesus, to save our souls from sin.
ONE THING: God loved us all so much, that HE gave us Jesus, to save our souls from sin.    To show us how to love, think, believe and live with God and others. John 3:16-19 CONTEXT: So that we should not go to Hell when we die but Heaven. (Walk with Him now) How can you fully live in the love of God and go to Heaven instead of Hell?    Gladly submit to the Lordship of the Savior Jesus Christ. (Become a Christian and live like it) How can a person not bring condemnation on themselves?     By believing in the Lord Jesus Christ and not committing works of evil. (God glorifying faith and deeds) We exist to bring God glory and make disciples. Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Become a Christian and live like it. Gladly submit to the Lordship of the Savior Jesus Christ. COMMUNITY Proclaim the Gospel Good News that Jesus saves. Show, Tell, Act like a Christian. To be rather than to seem. SERVICE Point out the soul danger. Lovingly help others to see when their choices are not as God would want for them to be. MULTIPLICATION Reveal to others how they can truly be loved. Let others know how God’s love for you, through Jesus, brought true love into your life.
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January 25, 2022
Advent Joy has and always will come from following Jesus Christ
ONE THING: Joy has and always will come from following Jesus Christ. Micah 5:1-2 CONTEXT: Daily stand with and behind the Lord Jesus in heart, mind, soul and strength. What are some things that attack the joy of our friends, family and neighbors? Anything that lures them away from Jesus. How can we help others and ourselves have more joy? By helping them have more Jesus in their heart mind soul and life.  We exist to bring God glory and make disciples. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered = WORSHIP Get old with Jesus, the Ancient of Days. Follow Jesus faithfully moment by moment, day by day, year by year. Joy accumulates over time with Christ. COMMUNITY Turn the other cheek as you look to Christ. Help others to see what they think is bringing them joy is really bringing them harm. SERVICE God’s Kingdom come, God’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Apply a Biblical response to life’s circumstances. MULTIPLICATION Live out loud the joy of Jesus. Proclaim it is Jesus that brings you through and invite others to join you in the joy of following Jesus.
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December 13, 2021
Advent Faith: Put your faith in Christ alone
ONE THING: Put your faith in Christ alone. (He alone is worthy) Isaiah 11:1-4, 10 CONTEXT: Day to day faithfully follow Jesus. (Seek & Pursue Him, then gladly submit) Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 What are some ways we can express our faith in Jesus?    Receive Salvation then seek to pursue Jesus Christ. What does every person truly need in an increasing measure?    A faith strengthening relationship with Jesus Christ.  Seek first the kingdom of God and then all these things will be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Seek and pursue Jesus Christ. In word, thought and deed go to Christ more and more. COMMUNITY Live each day the Jesus way. Everything you face respond like Christ. SERVICE Give your faithful best in how you follow Christ. Let Jesus determine what you do. MULTIPLICATION Give others the opportunity to put their faith in Jesus Christ. Whether it is being saved by grace through faith or a chance to be faithful.
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December 09, 2021
Advent Hope: Jesus Christ is the hope of and for all people
ONE THING: Jesus Christ is the hope of and for all people. Psalm 130:1-8 CONTEXT: The only way to enjoy the hope of Jesus Christ is to be in Jesus Christ.  What fuels hope?  Focusing on Jesus Christ through faithfulness to the Bible. Confidence expressed. Why do we need hope?  To remind us that only Jesus can redeem us from sin that so easily entangles and wishes to devour us. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Time in Jesus increases your hope from Jesus. When you taste and see that the Lord is good you will be faith filled with hope. COMMUNITY Love others with the steadfast protection of Christ likeness. The hope of Christ is both merciful and protecting from danger. SERVICE By being faithful to Christ you can strengthen the hope people have in Jesus.  Live as a watchman who knows the Son will return again. MULTIPLICATION Hope in the Lord Jesus is the only hope that will remain. Draw people to Jesus with the hope that they may be saved and replenished.
32:06
December 08, 2021
God is so great don't hesitate to communicate it
ONE THING: God is so great don’t hesitate to communicate it. 1 Chronicles 16:8-36 CONTEXT: Give thanks to the Lord, proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. V34, 23 Why is God so great? He alone is good and His mercy endures forever. So much why. Why should we tell others God is great? Salvation and Sanctification. So others are born-again and become mature disciples. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered = WORSHIP Tell God He is great. Praise Him daily, a lot. COMMUNITY Tell ourselves how great is God.  Praise God together, wherever. SERVICE Tell all the Good News of God’s salvation in Christ Jesus. Come and see what Jesus is to me. MULTIPLICATION Tell people God is great. Share all the ways He is good and has unending mercy.
35:49
December 07, 2021
When thanksgiving to God is given then you know you're living
ONE THING: When thanksgiving to God is given then you know you’re living. 1 Chronicles 16:1-7 CONTEXT: Give God praise and credit for how He demonstrates His Sovereign presence. How can we know we are thankful for forgiveness and the holiness journey? By our faith-filled deeds that brings God glory and helps others do the same. How can others know God offers forgiveness and the journey of holiness? By giving our obvious faithful best to God’s will for the day. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered = WORSHIP Praise God for who He is to all of us. Take time each day to give God credit for His majesty. COMMUNITY Give others the opportunity to get involved in giving God thanks. Help them to use what they are good at to give God praise. SERVICE Give credit where credit is due. When God des good, help others to realize it. MULTIPLICATION Lovingkindness can help others connect with God. Use the resources around you to help others see God’s goodness
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November 30, 2021
God is Here, We Are Here Confession and commitment are foundational to our relationship with God Ezra 3:12-13
ONE THING: Confession and commitment are foundational to our relationship with God. Ezra 3:12-13 CONTEXT: Genuine confession and commitment to God will have an impact on our community. How can weeping and joy in the hands of God be a good thing?    It can draw us closer to Him while strengthening our devotion to Him. How can God use our confession and commitment for His glory and the good of others?    It can cause others to see and respond to God. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel-Centered =  WORSHIP Confession and commitment are good for the soul. Wisely respond to and offer God each of these as the Holy Spirit leads. COMMUNITY Share the biblical truth in brotherly love. Be honest about the struggles and joy of your Christian journey. SERVICE Give people the opportunity to confess and commit to God. Encourage them to go to God in prayer and practice. MULTIPLICATION Start with their status of the relationship with Jesus. If they have no foundation in Christ they will have no lasting fulfillment in life.
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November 15, 2021
God is Here We are Here There is a lot to celebrate when Jesus is your foundation
ONE THING: There is a lot to celebrate when Jesus is your foundation. Ezra 3:10-11 CONTEXT: Your celebration should focus on Jesus in a God honoring way. What is an important component to worship and praise?     That its foundation is set on the Lord Jesus Christ. Why should we worship and praise Jesus?    He is good, His love is steadfast and enduring. Our foundation as Christians rest on Him.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Remember your foundation is in Christ. Praise Jesus for saving your soul from sin and death. COMMUNITY Celebrate with other believers. In God honoring ways make it known Jesus is so good. SERVICE Respond to Jesus for the great things He has done. Let out what Christ has done for you. MULTIPLICATION Be specific in your worship and praise of Jesus. Details in how Jesus is good gives people more opportunity to connect with Him.
30:38
October 31, 2021
God is Here We are Here Faithful availability leads to Godly possibility
ONE THING: Faithful availability leads to Godly possibility.  Ezra 3:8-9 CONTEXT: The faithful family of God comes together to fulfill God’s will. Why is it important to start what God has commissioned and commanded us to do?    So Jesus can save souls, The Holy Spirit can make disciples and God is glorified.  Why is it so important for the family of God to serve together?       So Jesus can save souls, The Holy Spirit can make disciples and God is glorified.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Tell the Lord you are ready to follow. Ask Him to show you where He wants to use you. COMMUNITY Follow God by being Christlike. Like Jesus fulfill the Father God’s will. SERVICE Journey together towards Jesus. Simply ask others to follow as you follow Christ.  MULTIPLICATION Live life God’s way. Each day gladly submit your way for His way.
30:23
October 26, 2021
God is Here We are Here Devotion to God draws others far from God to Him
ONE THING: Devotion to God draws others far from God to Him.  Ezra 3:6-7 CONTEXT: God’s will for using the resources at your disposal, in community, creates opportunity for Gospel impact.  Why is devotion to God so important to the foundation of our life?    Because Jesus Christ is the only way, truth and life of life. All others will crumble and ultimately destroy us.  What is a key to drawing people far from God closer to Him?    To give them an opportunity to use the gifts God gave them in a Christlike way.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Devote yourself to God entirely. More and more demonstrate your commitment to God in all areas of life.  COMMUNITY Give the gift of opportunity. Make ways for all others to contribute to what God is doing in, through and around you.  SERVICE Obey God for His glory and their benefit. The point of life is to point to Jesus. MULTIPLICATION Give the gift of others using their gift. If someone is good at something help them find a way to use it for the kingdom of God. 
32:14
October 18, 2021
God is Here We Are Here Practice the priority of being daily in God’s presence
ONE THING: Practice the priority of being daily in God’s presence. Ezra 3:4-5 More than plan, participate  More than intend to, instigate  More than pass by, dive in. CONTEXT: Prayer to God: May I see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly. What does the fact that there are so many Feasts and Offerings tell us about God? He is glorious, really, really wants save our soul and be in relationship with us. What is something good that can come from daily being in God’s presence? To remember, rejoice and receive God’s will. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered = WORSHIP Get in the presence of God. Each day make sure you make your way to Him privately and communally. COMMUNITY Celebrate God’s presence. Set the example that God is approachable by loving like Christ and living like Jesus. SERVICE Keep daily offering your faithful best to God. Move your faithfulness from sidelines of special occasions to discipleship of all occasions. MULTIPLICATION Live in obvious obedience to God. Direct the focus of your day squarely on God.
33:60
October 11, 2021
God is Here We are Here Faithful every day in every way Ezra 3:1-3
ONE THING Faithful each day in every way.    That is the goal, closeness to God demonstrated by Christlikeness and guided by the Holy Spirit. Ezra 3:1-3 CONTEXT A faithful heart that loves God can live free from uncertainty.    If you seek God’s delight from morning to night.  Would you rather read an owner’s manual on how to setup your phone or just start using it and figure it out along the way? Why does it make sense to leave the problems and pleasures of our homes to gather for worship?    He is worthy, He created us, saves our souls from death, sustains us and provides for us.  Why are public displays of faith in God so important?    So others will have the opportunity to know how great is our God. How can we have certainty in an uncertain world?    By being in glad submission to God, through Jesus being saved by grace through faith and faithfully being comforted and guided by the Holy Spirit. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Daily make the trip from home to God's throne. Consider the morning and night time as right times to approach God. COMMUNITY Help others find a church to call home. As you live each day help others find their way to worship God. SERVICE Reveal how God has helped you through the struggles. Talk about the hard fought victories of God in your life. MULTIPLICATION Move through fearfulness by being faithful to God. Invite others to join in the journey from uncertainty to glad submission to God.
34:36
October 04, 2021
God Is Here We Are Here You live where you live to serve God and others Ezra 2:1, 68-70
ONE THING You live where you live to serve God and others.     In the name of Jesus for God’s glory and to make disciples.  Ezra 2:1, 68-70 CONTEXT Your generous, serving, hospitality sets the stage for people to be set free by God.     It gets their attention and points them in the right direction.  Why does God set the captives free?    So they can be with Him and His glory can be revealed.  How is ability tied to faithfulness?    Through obedience to what the Holy Spirit directs.  Why does God have His children live in all different places?    So all those in different places can hear the same save their souls gospel.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Know your role should never end. As a worshipper of God you should always be in word, thought and deed.  COMMUNITY It’s free to be set free. As a former captive you know the only way is through Jesus.  SERVICE Faithfully focus your ability. God and others should reap the benefit of your faith and deeds.  MULTIPLICATION Get together to serve together. Help others to see how they can use their abilities to serve God.
39:37
September 27, 2021
God is here we are here What man meant for evil God turned for good
ONE THING What man meant for evil God turned for good. Ezra 1:7-11 CONTEXT The reality is God can change reality. What can we learn from Ezra 1:7 about whether or not something is good?    The good purpose is only possible when it fulfills God’s will. What can we learn from the truth that God can use anyone to accomplish His will?    No matter who or what is going on, God’s will is done. When we have given or used something for God what should be a result?    We or others are closer to God. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  WORSHIP Pursue God’s passions. Ask God to reveal to you why you are doing what you are doing. COMMUNITY Bring the truth of God into the moment. No matter what is going on the best response is always a Biblical one.  SERVICE Share to show God cares. Share generously in the name of Jesus for the glory of God by the power of the Holy Spirit. MULTIPLICATION Free when it’s not about me. Remind others that hurts can be healed, habits can be broken and hang-ups put up forever when we give it all to God.
29:55
September 20, 2021
God is Here We Are Here God provides what the faithful need as they seek to fulfill His will
ONE THING God provides what the faithful need as they seek to fulfill His will.  Ezra 1:5-6 CONTEXT Faithfulness is your outward expression of love for God and neighbor.  Who can bring out the best in people?    God the Father of Jesus, working in and through believers.  Why does God want to remind us that what we need sometimes is not what we have?    To help us remember that we should turn to the God who provides.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Kneel in prayer, rise to care. Spend time in prayer to prepare to care about what God cares about. Community: Better together for God’s glory. Fulfill God’s will with other Christians.  Service: See your stuff as God’s stuff. Help other Christians help other people follow Jesus Christ. Multiplication: Step up and out in faith. Take steps of faith knowing God is and will provide.
28:17
September 12, 2021
God is Here We Are Here: Use treasures so God gets the praise and credit
ONE THING Use treasures so God gets the praise and credit.   Ezra 1:3-4 CONTEXT To build relationships for God to be with, in and among all people.  Because of who God is He deserves for people to know how they can have a relationship with Him.   What is the greatest treasure you can have?   Salvation in Jesus Christ which makes the way for you to have a relationship with God through the Holy Spirit.  Such a kingdom of God deed fueled mindset Be assisted by the men of that place = together for God’s will, glory, make disciples   RELY ON GOD Treasures for God’s good measures = offering freely given to facilitate relationships with God in relatable places.  How should we use our treasures?    In ways that will bring God glory and make disciples.   Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Don’t leave home without Him. Turn you daily devotional time with God into faithfully following The God. Community: Pave the way to God each day. Use your best so others will know God’s good will.  Service: Freely you have received, freely give. Give so others may know God more deeply.  Multiplication: Unbury the treasure. Give others the chance to use their treasures for God.
28:14
September 05, 2021
God Is Here We Are Here: We are to make a way for people to find their way to God
ONE THING: We are to make a way for people to find their way to God. Ezra 1:1-2 CONTEXT: We are to build up in such a way that it facilitates God dwelling in others.  How do we know when God is stirring our spirit?    The discernment and deployment is biblically correct. What is a purpose for building anything God tells us too?    To help facilitate worship and intimacy with God.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: When stirred up, listen up. Ask God to help you understand what He is asking you to do. Community: Say it, Do it for God. Make sure your actions draw people closer to God. Service: Share, Give, Get to it. God has given you all you have to use in a God honoring way. Multiplication: Focus your faithfulness. Ask God where He wants you to help people find Him.
27:00
August 29, 2021
enCOURAGEment One day God will restore forevermore
ONE THING: One day God will restore forevermore.   Until then we get strength and hope for today in all life’s hardships. 1 Peter 5:10-11 CONTEXT: We are called to cope with suffering through hope in Christ.    We must remember God’s provision is on the way. Who does the restoring, confirming, strengthening and establishing? Why?    God, for His eternal glory in Christ and demonstrated by you. Why is it important to remember that all power resides with God?    Because it reminds us who to turn to and trust when the waters of life get rough. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Remember this too shall pass. Ask God to strengthen your faith with the discernment of the seasonalness of suffering. Community: Cope through hope in Christ. Look to the eternal for today’s strength. Service: Hand out God’s hope. Remind others that no matter what He can handle it. Multiplication: Talk about God’s power. Share the stories of God at work.
28:58
August 18, 2021
enCOURAGEment Jesus has the power to keep you from being devoured
ONE THING: Jesus has the power to keep you from being devoured.     A firm faith, an alert mind and the perseverance of family of God are all because of Jesus.  1 Peter 5:8-9 CONTEXT: Each day so many things want to keep you from God’s way.  To dull your mind and lull your soul to destruction.  How can we prepare for when things that want to harm us come near?    Study the Bible to be faithful and hopeful in Christ.  Why does knowing that other Christians suffer and prevail around the world a good thing?    It encourages and shows us that in Christ we can too.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Wake up the mind. Ask God to show you in the Bible where your faith is still groggy. Community: Don’t get eaten. Keep an eye out for what is trying to take your soul out.  Service: Don’t let others play with deadly lions. Lead them away from the destroying way to Jesus Christ’s life everlasting. Multiplication: Faithful first during the worst. Let others see that Jesus Christ is the one for me. 
31:07
August 11, 2021
enCOURAGEment Cast it all to the One mighty enough to take care of it all
ONE THING: Cast it all to the One mighty enough to take care of it all. 1 Peter 5:6-7 CONTEXT: God cares so much to carry the stuff that messes you up. To what should we turn to when we need uplifted?    The mighty perfectly timed hand of God. Why does God want you to cast your anxieties on Him?    Because He loves to take care of you in ways that draw you closer to Him.   Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Cast all your anxieties on God. He alone provides the best care for you.  Community: Let God do the lifting up. Trust in word, thought and deed that God will provide all you need. Service: Help others cast all their anxieties on God. Tell others how the mighty hand of God has helped you. Multiplication: Celebrate when God liberates. When God provides don’t let it slide, tell someone.
25:34
August 03, 2021
enCOURAGEment Humility has got to be the response from me
ONE THING: Humility has got to be the response from me.  1 Peter 5:3-5 CONTEXT: Humble pie or humble hat that’s where you are at with God and others.  Why is being an example of Jesus Christ the best way to lead all others?    1 Peter 4:11... in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Why is the return of Jesus Christ so important to helping us stay humble?    Luke 15:24 Prodigal Son = For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate. How can we clothe ourselves in humility?    Receive grace and release better-than-youness  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Humble yourself before God. Ask God if you are domineering or an example of Christ to those around you.  Community: Humble yourself before others. Don’t do what you feel like doing but how faith directs you. Service: Submit yourself to the wiser Christian. Learn from others how to biblically lead others through. Multiplication: Prioritize Humility. Help others to think of themselves less instead of thinking less of themselves.
31:32
July 25, 2021
enCOURAGEment We are called to love the way God loves us 1 Peter 5:1-2
ONE THING: We are called to love the way God loves us.   BIBLICALLY to Love like Christ, Live like Jesus       Discipline and delight, Faithfulness and friendliness. 1 Peter 5:1-2 CONTEXT: A mature Christian cares for others so they may draw closer to God and become more like Jesus.    Study your Bible, Pray to God, Serve as God leads. Peter is calling / inviting / imploring the mature Christians in the body of Christ to action. Remember all those who are mature in the faith where once immature, it's a process of sanctification and holiness. Why does Peter emphasize so many things he has in common with other Christians?    Because the body of Christ is at its best when it is heart, mind, soul and strength are TOGETHER!!!!  We are to be AMONG each other, to stay committed and return to in-person worship and relationships in community. We are to LOOK AFTER /CARE for each other with grace, in biblical truth and lovingly. We are to have the HEART SET to "We don't have to, we get to...bring God glory and make disciples through gospel-centered worship, community, service, multiplication." We are to OBEY AND FOLLOW THROUGH  with God's will, expressed by His Sovereign Will.    Created Purpose in action as God directs the use of your time, talents and treasures. We are faithful to God with BRISK CHEERFULNESS so that others may know God's best. What is one of the only ways we can accomplish what God would have us to do?    Together for His glory, His way with cheerfulness, in the name of Jesus Christ. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Learn to discern the Way of God. Study the Bible. Study other mature Christians. Study what God blesses in your life. Community: Purposely be among other Christians. Make time to take time to spend time with the family of God. Service: Look after and care for others. Live each day as God would have you. Multiplication:  Be glad you're a part of the family of God. Your cheerfulness in the midst of faithfulness will draw people towards God's holiness.
29:46
July 20, 2021
enCOURAGEment God's will is faithfulness to Him over fitting in with them
ONE THING: God's will is faithfulness to Him over fitting in with them. When life is hard hope in Heaven. more focus on God and to do good. 1 Peter 4:17-19 CONTEXT: Doing good for God is hard sometimes but always worth it both now and forever. Why tell all of humanity that judgment has begun? It shows God’s love publicly, reminds us of our need for Jesus Christ and so we can love others similarly. How is someone considered righteous? Salvation and by living life the way the Bible instructs. Why should we trust God and do good in the midst of our suffering? It is the best way to handle suffering of any kind. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice. This is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 Community: Obey God's divine law in everything. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Matthew 6:33 Service: Invite others to worship and walk with Jesus with you. Bring others into how you love like Christ and live like Jesus. Multiplication: When the going gets tough, give it all to God. Do biblical good to bring God glory and make disciples as often as possible.
29:26
July 11, 2021
enCOURAGEment Glorify God’s name instead of being ashamed.
ONE THING: Glorify God’s name instead of being ashamed.  People will want you to suffer for being a Christian, our response is to give God praise and credit. 1 Peter 4:14-16 CONTEXT: Insults are a good thing when you have just done a God thing.    We exist to bring GOD glory and make disciples.       That is going to cause people to feel a certain kind of way about life. How can the spirit of glory and of God rest on you?    1. Salvation    2. Bring God glory and make disciples What do we learn about suffering in 1 Peter 4:15?    Not all suffering is godly suffering. What is the way through suffering?    Proclaim praise and credit to God. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: God’s blessings rest on the Christlike. So study the Bible and walk in relationship with Jesus to be more like Christ. Community: Suffer for God’s good purpose to be done. It isn’t always easy but it is always better to serve the Lord. Service: Show the Savior sustains in your suffering. Confidence in Christ instead of control of the circumstances. Multiplication: Praise and credit for God draws people to God. When they know God’s getting you through it’ll encourage them to follow him too.
26:42
July 05, 2021
enCOURAGEment Joy in trials, joy in faith, Jesus is on the way
ONE THING: Joy in trials, joy in faith, Jesus is on His way. 1 Peter 4:12-13    CONTEXT: Life is hard on all of us and only Jesus can give us joy through it all. What should we believe when our Christian faith is tested?    Remember you are loved and provided for by God. How should we respond when our Christian faith is tested?    Joyfully, because Christ stands with us now through the Holy Spirit and one day face to face. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Remind yourself of how much God loves you. Read John 3:16-18, 16:27, 1 Corinthians 8:3, 1 John 4, 5 Community: Faith over freaking out, every time. Remember Jesus has seen and overcome it all before. As a Christian you are in good hands, trust Him.  Service: Outward joy for others journey. Be a model of faith filled joy as you face trials and tests. It will show others that Jesus is real.  Multiplication: Tell others Jesus is on His way. To help and one day to stay. 
29:50
June 27, 2021
enCOURAGEment Biblical God Done In Jesus' Name Shows God's Grace
ONE THING: Biblical good done in Jesus’ name shows God’s grace. 1 Peter 4:9-11 CONTEXT: When you use the gifts God has given you everyone can draw closer to God when you use it!! Why does grumbling stifle hospitality?   Because it reveals the heart has already decided it doesn’t want to lovingly serve that way. Why is it so important to realize the giftedness you have is from God?   Because when you realize that God has showed you unmerited favor that leads to courageous living.  Who decides how the gift you have is used?  God the Father, Jesus Savior & King and the Holy Spirit who guides and comforts.  Our role, your role, surrender and submission. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Pray to know and refine His gift to you. Ask God for direction and deployment of how to use His grace gift. Community: Steward well what belongs to God. You have been given gifts not for the advancement of your gratification but God’s glorification.  Service: Seek to serve others for God. When you serve others for God it will draw them closer to God.  Multiplication: Gift guide others to God. Let the example of your life lead others to God by way of Jesus and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
32:51
June 20, 2021
enCOURAGEment There is no time to waste in loving others into the Kingdom of God 1 Peter 4:7-8
ONE THING: There is no time to waste in loving others into the Kingdom of God 1 Peter 4:7-8 CONTEXT: Obedience and endurance to God's will are vital to all loving relationships. What does it mean to be self-controlled and sober-minded?    You obey God's Word and keep doing His will. How can love cover over a multitude of sins?    By being saved and sanctified.       By grace through faith and arming ourselves to respond like Jesus Christ. Based on this message what can you do bring God glory and make disciples? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Love like Jesus is coming back today. Speak like you are at a Christian funeral and live like you are at a wedding feast with Jesus. Community: Be self-controlled and sober-minded. Pray that God will give you the faith strength of obedience and endurance. Service: Love your neighbor as yourself. Increase how deep and wide your 1 Corinthians 13 love goes. Multiplication: Introduce people to Jesus. Share the Biblical truth in brotherly love with others.
10:46
June 13, 2021
enCOURAGEment Live in the spirit the way God does 1 Peter 4 3 6 FULL
ONE THING: Live in the spirit the way God does. 1 Peter 4:3-6  CONTEXT: The time is now for holiness not “How about I do only what I want or think is best.” How can we know our faith and deeds are Christlike?    We don’t join or give in to sin no matter what others say. What are a couple key aspects of a Christian who is living in the spirit the way God does?    They share the good news of Jesus and respond to life biblically. Based on this message what can you do bring God glory and make disciples? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Leave it, don’t pick it up. Pray to God for the strength to leave what is against His will, well enough alone. Community: Replace giving into peer pressure with pleasing God. No matter what they say it is God’s way all day! Service: Prepare others for forever. Help others to be ready to stand before God. Multiplication: Live the Gospel-Centered life. Bring God glory and make disciples where you work, worship, live and recharge.
33:56
June 11, 2021
enCOURAGEment Live in the spirit the way God does
ONE THING: Live in the spirit the way God does. 1 Peter 4:3-6  CONTEXT: The time is now for holiness not “How about I do only what I want or think is best.” How can we know our faith and deeds are Christlike?    We don’t join or give in to sin no matter what others say. What are a couple key aspects of a Christian who is living in the spirit the way God does?    They share the good news of Jesus and respond to life biblically. Based on this message what can you do bring God glory and make disciples? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Leave it, don’t pick it up. Pray to God for the strength to leave what is against His will, well enough alone. Community: Replace giving into peer pressure with pleasing God. No matter what they say it is God’s way all day! Service: Prepare others for forever. Help others to be ready to stand before God. Multiplication: Live the Gospel-Centered life. Bring God glory and make disciples where you work, worship, live and recharge.
10:09
June 06, 2021
enCOURAGEment Sin free through Christ in me FULL
ONE THING: Sin free through Christ in me. 1 Peter 4:1-2 CONTEXT: Who you live for will determine the intensity of your suffering and joy. What does it take to cease sinning?    The heart, mind, soul and strength of Jesus Christ as modeled in the Bible and by maturing Christians. Why are our human lusts an enemy to our soul?    They seek to replace or be equal to God's perfect will for our lives. Based on this message what can you do bring God glory and make disciples? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Arm yourself with the mind of Christ. What does the Bible say Jesus would think, say and do then think, say and do that. Community: Sin less and less. Rely on the power of God to overcome temptation so it doesn't turn into sin. Service: Serve God first and foremost. Do His will not yours more and more. Multiplication: String more and more faithful days together. If you miss a day start again.
33:14
May 30, 2021
enCOURAGEment Sin free through Christ in me
ONE THING: Sin free through Christ in me. 1 Peter 4:1-2 CONTEXT: Who you live for will determine the intensity of your suffering and joy. What does it take to cease sinning?    The heart, mind, soul and strength of Jesus Christ as modeled in the Bible and by maturing Christians. Why are our human lusts an enemy to our soul?    They seek to replace or be equal to God's perfect will for our lives. Based on this message what can you do bring God glory and make disciples? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Arm yourself with the mind of Christ. What does the Bible say Jesus would think, say and do then think, say and do that. Community: Sin less and less. Rely on the power of God to overcome temptation so it doesn't turn into sin. Service: Serve God first and foremost. Do His will not yours more and more. Multiplication: String more and more faithful days together. If you miss a day start again.
10:35
May 30, 2021
enCOURAGEment Jesus Christ saves and baptism shows the way FULL
ONE THING: Jesus Christ saves and baptism shows the way.    Baptism = An outward public expression of your already inner faith in Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 3:20 CONTEXT: It's about Jesus Christ who can save and baptism that celebrates that fact.    If your faith is not public, then it has no purpose. After baptism how can we prove that our faith in Jesus Christ is real?    Bible believe and Bible model.  Why should what Jesus wants never be equal to or second place to anything in our life?    Because He can perfectly do things you could never dream of and lead you through what would destroy. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Be Saved, Be Baptized. Celebrate the Savior's forgiveness of your sins. Community: Believe, Be Biblical. Be a Christian who brings God's best to a situation. Service: Be There. Encourage others to live out their faith by how you love them. Multiplication: Be Aware. Celebrate when Jesus does a good thing in someone's life.
28:26
May 23, 2021
enCOURAGEment Jesus Christ saves and baptism shows the way.
ONE THING: Jesus Christ saves and baptism shows the way.     Baptism = An outward public expression of your already inner faith in Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 3:20 CONTEXT: It's about Jesus Christ who can save and baptism that celebrates that fact.    If your faith is not public, then it has no purpose. After baptism how can we prove that our faith in Jesus Christ is real?    Bible believe and Bible model.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Be Saved, Be Baptized. Celebrate the Savior's forgiveness of your sins. Community: Believe, Be Biblical. Be a Christian who brings God's best to a situation.
10:59
May 23, 2021
enCOURAGEment God's Grace Gives Us Today To Obey
ONE THING: God’s grace gives us today to obey.  1 Peter 3:18-20 Jesus Christ was put to death in the flesh so we could be made alive in the spirit.  What are two of the many reasons that Jesus suffered on the cross for your neighbor?    That He might bring us to God and so that we could be made alive in our spirit.   How can we proclaim the freedom of being saved by grace through faith to our family, co-workers and neighbors?    Say what the Bible says and do what the Bible says to do.  For someone who doesn’t know Jesus as Lord and Savior what is so amazing about grace?    It saves you from the wages of sin which is spiritual death, it is a free gift of God for all who ask and receive it. Heaven waits when you die and Jesus never leaves you or forsakes you in this life.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Trust in and obey today. Salvation isn’t an option it’s the only option! Be forgiven and live like it!!! Community: Proclaim the Way of Jesus. Use your actions and utterances to draw people closer to God and strengthen their biblical responses to life.  Service: Fill the gaps with grace. Be patient with God, others and yourself. Allow grace to permeate the moment so that Jesus Christ can dwell in the heart.  Multiplication: Invite others to acts of real kindness with you. Be prepared to engage others with your time, talents and treasures so that they can draw closer to God, saved or not. 
37:41
May 16, 2021
enCOURAGEment Freedom From Lies
ONE THING: What we do in Christ will reveal the truth of Christ.  1 Peter 3:16-17 CONTEXT: Jesus Christ has overcome lies and suffering.     You can’t control what people say about you but you can influence who they see through you, Jesus Christ.  Faithfulness starts with your surrenderedness. Good conscience (biblical morality) and good behavior (biblical responses) in Christ lessens the impact of lies people say about us Christians.  When we have a good conscience and good behavior in Christ what are some of the benefits?    We will never have to worry about what people say about us in our faithfulness.  Doing good for God’s will is a better reason to suffer than because of evil.  The truth is suffering in this life is inescapable.  There is a good purpose for suffering in the Sovereignty of God.     Suffering for doing God’s will shows He is real because it brings Him glory and makes disciples.     Suffering for not doing God’s will shows He is real because it robs us of purpose and joyful contentment.  Obedience and submission leads to the protection and provision of Christ.  As a Christian, what are some of the benefits of suffering for doing good?    We know that Jesus Christ will protect and provide for us through the Holy Spirit no matter what! Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Discover good biblical responses. During your Bible study ask God to show you how to respond to life biblically. Community: Christlikeness overcomes rumors every time in God’s eyes. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength while loving your neighbor as yourself.  Service: Suffer with purpose and meaning. Suffering for doing God’s will strengthens your joyful contentment as a Christian.  Multiplication: Share hope and courage in Christ. Through obedience and submission we can lead others to the protection and provision of Christ.
32:56
May 09, 2021
enCOURAGEment Endure Any Hardship
ONE THING: A heart committed to Christ can endure any hardship.          Because the strength comes from Jesus Christ. 2 Cor. 12:9-10 1 Peter 3:13-15 CONTEXT: A strong Christian is not easily swayed away from God’s plan for the day. What should we remember when we suffer for being a Christian?    Even if…hardship comes from following Jesus’ Lordship, remember we are always better off in discipleship with Christ. How does God want us to respond to those who want us to suffer for loving Christ?    Gently and respectfully without fear or trepidation. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Mimic the Messiah. Turn to God often in solitary places to strengthen your heart for God’s good road before you.  Community: Suffer well for the Savior. He lived, died, rose again for your freedom from sin. Love like Christ, live like Jesus. Service: Hand out hope in Jesus. Be ready through study and discerning through the Holy Spirit to share your love for Jesus. Multiplication: Share the biblical truth in brotherly love. Anyone, anywhere, anytime.
33:02
May 02, 2021
enCOURAGEment God looks, listens and interacts with everyone.
ONE THING: God looks, listens and interacts with everyone.    1 Peter 3:12 CONTEXT: God has the perfect plan for everything He sees and hears.        God sees and hears everything.  Jesus watches over the righteous.  Jesus listens to the requests of the righteous.  How should we respond to Jesus as He looks and listens to us all?    With Christlike actions (Obediently)and daily conversation (Prayer).  The Sovereign plan is in place for victory.  What is the proper response when we discover that Jesus’ face is set against us or someone we meet?   Turn to Repentance, Receive Forgiveness and Act like Christ.  Reflect a moment… When Jesus looks your way what does He see and hear? Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Refuge in the living room of Jesus. Learn His ways and responses. Study the Bible and converse with other God fearing Christians.  Community: Create space for Christlikeness. Make it easy for yourself and others to act, feel, speak and believe in Jesus. Service: On your knees for the need. Pray specifically for those that Jesus’ has set His face against because they are doing evil. That they will stop doing evil and do biblical good.  Multiplication: Be a model of biblical obedience and prayer. Lead others to Jesus by being an example of faithfulness and a healthy relationship with God. 
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April 25, 2021
enCOURAGEment Loving life and seeing good days
ONE THING: Loving life and seeing good days is a result of living in a God honoring way. 1 Peter 3:10-11 CONTEXT: God's way is always the better way you will learn that from regret or relief. Regret = I should have...    Relief = I am so glad I did. God is pretty clear on this point, the outcome of the words you say has a huge impact on all your days.  How do we keep our tongue from evil and our lips from speaking deceit?    Only speak what builds up others and demonstrates kindness. An important step, is to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to a place of peace / contentment you fight hard to defend.  How can we turn from evil, do good and pursue peace?    Don't ever trade away doing good for any person, place or thing and only say what honors God.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered  Worship Express gratitude to God and about others. Practice makes perfect. A wonderful place to start learning how to speak good in public is by doing it during your private time with God. Gospel- Centered  Community: Build up instead of tear down with your words. Only speak what builds up others and demonstrates kindness. Gospel- Centered  Service: Turn to do good more and more. Our response to everything should be doing what honors God no matter what was done to us. Gospel- Centered  Multiplication: Pursue peace with others. Say and do what unites people together so that God gets the praise and credit.
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April 18, 2021
enCOURAGEment Give Christlike kindness to those who mistreat you.
ONE THING: Give Christlike kindness to those who mistreat you.     Actions and words have great impact when they are done to show the love of God and Christlikeness.     1 Peter 3:8-9 CONTEXT: Kingdom of God culture has a better response to the hardships of life.    The more we love like Christ and live like Jesus the better chance others will as well. Go the extra mile to demonstrate love that draws people closer to God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit for salvation and Christlikeness. God makes sun rise on evil and good, the rain fall on the just and unjust  Jesus died and rose for the forgiveness of all sins.  The Holy Spirit of God can dwell in all people What are some of the qualities and characteristics a Christian needs to handle difficult people?    A tender and humble heart paired with compassionate acts. Why does God call us to bless others who mistreat us?    Because it can stop evil from prevailing, slow down people hurting people and prepares us all for God’s blessings. You obtain blessings from God by being a blessing for God.  Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Look over what you do and say. Ask God to evaluate your actions and words so that they may become more biblical. Community: Show God’s love. Be compassionate as God is compassionate. Service: Serve like Jesus Christ. Help others see how to biblically handle life. Multiplication: Show the biblical response to hardship. Speak words that build up others and encourage them to act like Jesus.
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April 11, 2021
Jesus' death and resurrection means that you can be set free
ONE THING: Jesus' death and resurrection means that you can be set free and more than conquerors in this life and the next. Romans 8:31-34 CONTEXT: The price Jesus paid for us to be set free was enormous.  Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Be Set Free. Both receive and give grace. Offer your body as a living sacrifice holy and pleasing unto the Lord. Gospel- Centered =  Community: Live As More Than Conquerors. Like Jesus, obey the Bible in word, thought and deed. Gospel- Centered =  Service: Die To Self, Turn The Other Cheek. God's Will done each and every day as the Holy Spirit leads. Gospel- Centered =  Multiplication: Lead people to the Risen Jesus. So that they too may be set free from what is trying to separate them from His and God's love.
38:06
April 04, 2021
Jesus is THE Lord and King, for Him we should lay it all down.
ONE THING: Jesus is THE Lord and King, for Him we should lay it all down. John 12:12-19 CONTEXT: Devoting ourselves to Jesus is always the best course of action. Hold nothing back, take nothing back but what He gives. Hosanna = Oh save, now  Why is laying all you love, plan, are, hope for the day and dream for the future at the feet of Jesus always the best action to take?     Jeremiah 23:5 Jesus is the righteous King who deals wisely and executes justice.  Do you need Jesus?    Yes, for Hosanna, for holiness / sanctification in life. How does a person, someone like us, actually "lay" something down before Jesus?    Do what Jesus says to do the way Jesus says to do it.     Ex. Salvation, prayer, Bible Study, love like Christ, live like Jesus. Based on this message what can we do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =     Worship: Dwell with Jesus. Use the resources you have on hand to spend quality time with Him. Gospel- Centered =     Community: Respond to Jesus. Lay it all down!! All that you love, plan, are, hope, dream, everyday Jesus' way.  Gospel- Centered =     Service: Make Ways To Jesus. Use the resources you have on hand to help others spend quality time with Jesus. Gospel- Centered =     Multiplication: Go Public With Jesus. Tell others the great things Jesus has done in, through and around you.
40:35
March 28, 2021
enCOURAGEment Husbands
ONE THING: Husbands are to lead and love like Jesus.     Husbands (Men) love your wives (women) as Christ love the church & gave himself for her, Ephesians 5:25 1 Peter 3:7 CONTEXT: God’s best flows most free when the husband is the man he was created to be.    Husbands come from the ranks of men. What is a great way to get to know her? LEAD    Show empathy and encouragement. What is a great way to cherish her? LOVE    Love to show her the same dignity, value, worth that God does. Why would a husbands prayers be hindered for not loving his wife, a daughter of God well?   God is not okay with husbands who don’t know and cherish their wife.   God is not okay with men who are not prepared to know and cherish women. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Love Jesus. The best way for a man to love his wife well is for him to first love Jesus well. Community: Know her. Through empathy and encouragement increase your understanding of her. Service: Cherish her. Give yourself up for her to draw closer to God. Multiplication: Step Up. Start living out the truth of how a godly man loves a woman biblically. Help boys grow up to men.
31:00
March 21, 2021
enCOURAGEment Wives
ONE THING: Wives are precious and perfectly placed by God.        God can do so much good in and through a Christian wife. 1 Peter 3:1-6 CONTEXT: God gives wives their purpose, true beauty and hope. A Christian wife, can lead their husband to Jesus so that he too may be saved from his sin by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. What is something a wife should always remember in her marriage?     Her hope is in God and her actions can draw her husband closer to Him. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Worship: Draw your husband closer to God. Your actions can win him over to faith and maturity in Christ. So worth it! Community: Display God's Beauty. Present yourself as the daughter of God, gentle, peaceable and precious. Never exchange these imperishable qualities for worldly trinkets. Service: Serve God "Even If" he doesn't. Your love for God is rooted in your relationship with God. Multiplication: Show others how to love well. Let them see you loving your husband in a godly way.
30:24
March 14, 2021
enCOURAGEment Jesus is THE way THE truth THE life
ONE THING: Jesus is THE way, THE truth, THE life. John 14:6  1 Peter 2:22-25 CONTEXT: Jesus is Lord and savior, He is worthy of your full devotion daily. Jesus is sin free, passed every test, trial and temptation. Jesus is truth. Why is it such a big deal for the average person that Jesus committed no sin?    Shows His perfection, ability to relate to us, ability to help us     overcome temptation and sin. Jesus turned the other cheek for God's glory and the good of others. Jesus suffered well by trusting that God would act justly in judgment.    No attack on those vilifying Him. Jesus dying on the cross empathizes with our sin. (v21, Matt.26:38)    Matthew 26:38  38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful,  even to death; remain here, and watch[a] with me.” Jesus alone makes it possible for us to die to sin and live acceptable before God because of His life, death and resurrection. Jesus is our provider, protector (Shepherd) and authority (Overseer) in all matters Matt. 28:19 When we stray, backslide, fall away, walk away from Jesus what should our immediate response be?    Stop straying and return to Jesus. Based on this message what can you do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Learn from Jesus. In prayer, Bible study, community discover how Jesus passed every test, trial, temptation. Community: Trust God. He can bring a just end to the suffering of others. Model it for them as you move them to Him. Service: Die to sin and live to righteousness. Our lives are not our own we were bought for a price. Turn to Jesus for strength. Multiplication: Return to Jesus. The non-Christian can be shown the way to Him. The Christian can be reminded of the way to Him.
33:09
March 07, 2021
enCOURAGEment Not Always Easy To Do Good
ONE THING: It isn't always easy but it is always better to do good for God. 1 Peter 2:18-21 Do good in the name of Jesus, to everyone. To better prepare and equip you more to face suffering.  Where does our strength come from to endure suffering when doing good for God's glory?    God, in your mind and Jesus, in your heart, He suffered too, for you. To endure suffering for doing good is a gracious thing in the sight of God. Since there is no escaping suffering this side of Heaven. How does God want us to respond when we suffer for doing good?    Just like Jesus, with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control We are called in our suffering to endure and follow in the steps of Jesus. SALVATION: Jesus Christ lived a perfect, sin free life, He suffered, so that we might be saved by grace through faith from the wages of our sin which is death.    Jesus Christ is the example of our response to suffering. LIKE HIM.    Jesus Christ is the focus of our faith when we do good.   IN HIS NAME.    Jesus Christ is the destination when we do good.    CLOSER TO HIM.
27:23
February 28, 2021
First and Foremost: Mature Disciples (Make Disciples)
ONE THING: The awe of God leads us from immaturity to maturity as a disciple Jesus.  Titus 2:11-15 CONTEXT: Jesus graciously brought salvation for all people. PRAISE HIM!!    Soon He will return again to bring justice, to right all wrongs. What does a maturing disciple train themselves to do?    Renounce the bad, live godly lives and be zealous for good works. What does God want us to remember when we mature disciples? Be obvious, invite, implore, course correct others, don't give up.     Give God glory and make disciples.     Share the biblical truth in brotherly love. Based on this message what is something you can do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Train to be a mature disciple. During times of private devotions daily with God focus on your level of awe of Him. Community: Train to renounce. Say no to ungodliness and worldly passions that hold you back and down from fulfilling God's created purpose for you. Service: Love God out loud. Live self-controlled, upright, godly lives so that others can experience being in awe of God's goodness. Multiplication: Invite others to implore with you. As much as possible live for God's glory and make disciples alongside other Christians.
38:32
February 21, 2021
First and Foremost: Mentor Disciples (Make Disciples)
ONE THING: People will know that we are a disciple of Jesus if we love one another. John 13:35 Titus 2:1-10, 15 The contagious characteristics of a maturing Christian man. It's better than better homes and neighborhoods, though that is a byproduct.  The inspiring actions of a maturing Christian woman. These qualities in the hands of God literally make it easier for people to get to and become like Jesus. The Word of God, the Bible, is central to helping others through relationship to become like Jesus.    God can use our humble and generous actions to literally rewrite what a person thinks, says and how they respond to God. A Disciple acting biblically can lead a lot of people to God who can undo a lot of hurts, habits and hang-ups. Young women strive to be like Christ following mature women.    Be where they are more than where they are not. Young men strive to be like Christ following mature men.    Be where they are more than where they are not. One of the hardest things you will do is serve others but it is always better when we live for the Lord.     SO THAT in everything you may be a model of Gospel-centered Christlikeness.  REMEMBER: Everybody answers to someone and everybody will answer someday to the One, God. How can we start the mentoring process?    Look around and see who you are already in a relationship with, start with salvation then move forward to becoming more like Christ. Based on this message what is something you can do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Observe all the Bible. When you study it in your personal devotional time. Think about how you can speak and act on God's truth. Community: Go. Embody the qualities and characteristics found in Titus 2:1-10, 15 everywhere. God can do it in and through you, Trust Him. Service: Mentor Disciples. Do what is best for them to draw closer to God by using your faith and deeds. Multiplication: Make Disciples. Give others the opportunity to become a Christian. Then help them to become more like Christ.
47:50
February 14, 2021
First and Foremost: God Gets The Credit
ONE THING: Acknowledge Jesus before men, Jesus acknowledges you before the Father. Deny Jesus before men, Jesus denies you before the Father in heaven. Matthew 10:32-33 Daniel 2:19-23, 28-30, 47, Matthew 10:32-33   God getting the credit for what He has done... stirs the heart affections toward Jesus while drawing people closer to God through the Holy Spirit.  CONTEXT A person who has yet to love God has a better chance of loving Him when we acknowledge Him.  A person who loves God will acknowledge His good work.  WHEN WITH GOD, HE GETS THE CREDIT Need to see life from a heart, mind, soul and strength tuned to God.     Salvation, Bible Study, Prayer, Tithing, Praise are great places to start.  Why is it more helpful to identify the specific need, want or desire of a person than to just respond with a general Christian response? Daniel 2:19-23    The more specific you are with your requests the easier it will be for you to give God credit once that request is met.     Deep love resides in the details of a relationship.     The bonds of an experience shared and credit where credit is due strengthens any relationship.  WHEN WITH OTHERS, GOD GETS THE CREDIT Share biblical truth in brotherly love.     Help others to see how God is calling, drawing them closer to Him right where they are right now.  The more specific you are with the credit you give God the easier it will be for others to understand how God is working in their life.    There is a point to what they have, are and will face.  How can we know when and where to give God credit?    Trust the Holy Spirit to lead you through the fear and uncertainty of giving God the credit because it is for everyone’s best if you share how God is good.  Why is it so harmful to not give God credit for the things He has done?    We are not spreading His glory across the community and making disciples.     The credit we give God should guide everyone by the Holy Spirit, passed the empty cross and tomb ending up at God’s throne. How they respond is up to them.  Based on this message what is something you can do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Adore God. Tell God how much you appreciate and love what He has done.  Community: Share biblical truth in brotherly love. Help others to see how God is calling, drawing them closer to Him right where they are right now.  Service: Act on God’s behalf. Be clear and courageous with others that you are acting because of God’s leading.  Multiplication: Give other people reasons to give God the credit. Help them to acknowledge and express God’s good work in their life along with the need for it as well.
42:49
February 07, 2021
First and Foremost: Praise God
ONE THING: Praise the Lord as long as you live. Psalm 146:2 Romans 15:8-21,  Psalm 146:2 Praise is a celebration of who God is ( Father, Son, Holy Spirit ) as evidenced by what He has, is and will do.  CONTEXT: God is worthy of our praise.  Why praise God?    Who He is, what He has done, will do.  According to Romans 15:8-13 how can we bring God glory?    Praise Him through words when around others. When You Praise God    Who He is, what He has done, will do, also your relationship with God.  According to Romans 15:14-21 how can we bring God glory?    Praise Him through Biblical actions when around others. Based on this message what is something you can do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Actually praise God. Tell God in word, thought and deed how grateful you are for who He is and what He has done. Community: Keep God front and center. Make the most out of every opportunity to praise God. Service: Help others celebrate God. Show them how God is at work in their lives by using the Bible and sharing your experiences with Him. Multiplication: Lead people in praise to God. Invite others to join you in praising God.
42:02
January 31, 2021
First and Foremost: Tithe
ONE THING: God loves a cheerful giver and a cheerful (HILAROS) giver loves God. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Deuteronomy 26:16-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Genesis 4:3-7, Hebrews 7:1-2 Tithe is a grateful response to a generous God from the first fruits of everything in order to show love to God and others.  CONTEXT: A tithe / tenth – a floor to stand on not a ceiling to reach. The Offering is the above and beyond ceiling to break through. WHY YOU GIVE We don't tithe to earn God's love. We tithe because we already have God's love. It is a celebration of gratitude for the love He has shown us. Rejoice in all the good that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house, others near you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among you. Why do we give God a Tithe / tenth of all He has given us? Because of our LOVING obedience to what God has commanded us so others will be saved and become like Christ.  WHEN YOU GIVE God uses real world giving to generate eternal spiritual blessings and benefits.     You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.  What does God hope for us when we Tithe? That we would do it faithfully and joyfully.  Based on this message what is something you can do to become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Tithe to your local church. Tithe your time. Tithe your talents. Tithe your treasures. A tenth given in person, online, through text. Community: Publicly praise God for the 90. Give thanks to God in front of others for His many blessings. Sow bountifully and thankfully.  Service: Make room in your life to Tithe. First priority with your finances and all things for that matter is God. Never take from God and to meet a need or desire. Trust God to meet that need or desire.    Multiplication: Make a way for others to Tithe. Invite them to join you at the church you call home so they can then tithe their time, talents and treasures.
38:59
January 24, 2021
First and Foremost: Prayer
ONE THING: Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 Philippians 4:6-7, James 4:3, Colossians 4:2, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Matthew 6:5-8 Prayer is giving God praise and credit for the great things He has done along with lovingly sharing everything with the One who can do anything. CONTEXT: Humbly seek God, turn from bad ways, God hears and forgives and heals. A huge sigh of relief, restoration and revitalization.  According to Philippians 4:6-7 what are some important characteristics to having authentic prayer time with God?    Supplication - petition, thing asked for    Thanksgiving - grateful language to God, Eucharistia, verb     Known to God - declare to God When it comes to prayer it’s just as important about what you lay down as what you pick up from GOD. Focus on God in prayer. Prioritize Him.  Use clear, concise, heart, mind soul and strength, God honoring, love filled words.  What does Matthew 6:5–8 show us about ourselves when we pray?   Speak from the heart. Honor God. Get to the point.  What is Jesus’ advice on prayer found in Matthew 6:9?   When you don’t know what to pray, pray  The Lord’s Prayer, when you do know what to pray, pray The Lord’s Prayer.  Based on this message what is something you can do to  become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: Devote yourself to daily intercessory prayer. God, the Father of Jesus, gets your full attention. (Popcorn and 4 course meal prayers.) Community: Pray with others, right then don’t wait. Praying for others authentic prayer requests strengthens our neighborhood and us as the family of God.  Service: Pray for others. J.O.Y. Jesus. Others Yourself. Your heart’s desires but ultimately for God’s will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Multiplication: Ask others to pray. Anyone can pray and everybody should. It’s a good way to get better at it.
44:13
January 17, 2021
First and Foremost: Bible Study
ONE THING: The Bible was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 2 Timothy 3:1-17, Matthew 28:16-20, Romans 15:4, John 5:39-40, Psalm 19:7-11, John 1, Romans 12, Romans 8:28. CONTEXT: As a Christian when faced with difficult times we respond with Biblical actions. The corrupt bad guys are destroyed by the bad things they do. What happens to the Christian who walk closely to God through Bible study? v11    The Lord rescues them / Us Where is the best place for you to continue, restart studying the Bible? Why is that such a good place? SALVATION: John 5:39-40  You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. No substitute or replacement for the Word of the Lord and its incredible guidance in all areas of life. The Bible is... From God not man. John 1 Full of beneficial teachings for all areas of life. Romans 12 Clear on what is right and wrong, good and evil, eternal and temporary. Genesis- Revelation In order to equip you for every Good work from God. Romans 8:28 Breathed out by God - Comes from God not man Profitable for Teaching - For God's good in our life Reproof - To show what God disapproves Training in Righteousness - To show how we can become better disciples of Christ Man of God - A Christian person Equipped for every good work - God's sovereign will on Earth. Based on this message what is something you can do to  become more like Jesus? Gospel- Centered =  Worship: You and God studying the Bible in daily, protected, uninterrupted, solitude. Community: Get involved in a gospel centered, Bible-based discussion with others about Jesus on a regular basis.  Service: Make aware to others that the Bible has the answers to life's questions. Give Bibles away at no cost to the person who’s getting it. Multiplication: Start a gospel centered, Bible-based discussion with others about Jesus on a regular basis. Meet for a little bit then take a break and meet again.
35:33
January 10, 2021
First and Foremost: Salvation
ONE THING: It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment. Hebrews 9:27 Matthew 25:31-46   Sin is a problem for us all, young or old, rich or poor, every man, woman,  teenager and child. Genesis 3 The Fall     Romans 5:12-21 Death in Adam, Life in Christ Luke 16:19-31 The Rich Man and Lazarus  Romans 6:22-23 Wages of Sin is death Romans 3:21-25 All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. First and Foremost: Salvation then actions / deeds.    Your actions do not save you Jesus does by grace through faith. Actions are the monuments of your heart’s passion. Acts 4:11-12 No other name under Heaven which men must be saved. John 3:16-17 God so loved the world, you... Ephesians 2:8-9 You can be / are saved by grace through faith... Romans 10:9-10 Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead and you shall be saved. Gospel-Centered Worship: Be saved and devoted. Be born-again and Christ like. Commit or Recommit to Jesus Christ's Great Commission. Matt. 28:16-20 Community: There is still time for those who are not Christian to become Christian. Share the story of your salvation with others. So they can relate God’s love to their life. Service: Act biblically for the benefit of least of these where you work, worship, live and recharge. Multiplication: Christians need other Christians to help them become like Jesus. Be creative in how you meet and encourage other Christians face-to-face.
29:25
January 03, 2021
Thank You God
ONE THING: The goodness and loving kindness of God saved us this year. Titus 3:4 Romans 8:18-28 CONTEXT: God saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, Titus 3:5 Who will help us Christians through the upcoming year?    The Holy Spirit v26-27 What should be a focus for the upcoming year? V28   Good / His purpose = God’s glory, salvation and to make disciples. We have to measure things in a fresh Biblical way. Your Gospel-Centered Created Purpose: To bring God praise and credit while helping others become like Jesus. Worship: Remember to thank God specifically for the things He has done this year. Community: Turn down the doom and gloom and turn up the praise and adoration for God with others. Help them to see He is the way the truth and the life. Service: Others will know what God is like by the way that you love them and serve them. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in the best way to love and serve others. Multiplication: Invite others to join you in thanking God for the great things he has done. It could be a moment around the dinner table or a longer conversation at work but nonetheless invite them to join you and praising God.
29:09
December 27, 2020
Advent Love
ONE THING: God sent Jesus to save, not condemn you or the world. John 3:16-19 CONTEXT: Jesus is real, He is alive and you have already responded to this truth. Why God gave His Son = love and eternal life, Emmanuel God with us.    It is important as a Christian to remember we are loved by God and He set us free. SALVATION: Believe in Jesus and not perish and have eternal life. Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10, 1 Cor.15:3-4 What does God want us to do with the free gift of salvation Jesus makes possible?    It’s so simple, receive the gift, open the gift, enjoy the gift of saved by grace through faith. What is actually the condemner of our life right now?    Sin of not believing in Jesus, only son of God. So how do we move from someone who loves darkness to someone who loves light?    Have faith and deeds that are good. That bring God praise and credit and draw people closer to God. Worship: A Living Sacrifice Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Community: We must take every opportunity to help people move closer to becoming a Christian. Because they choose to not believe in Jesus they stand condemned. Be as Christlike as possible in word, thought and deed. Service: The way you sacrificially and generously love others helps their soul, which has become accustomed to the darkness, adjust to the light of Jesus' love and salvation. Multiplication: Shoulder tap others to join you in becoming more like Jesus. Invite them to your home, coffee, your home church, Bible Discussion group, for a walk or just hangout. Weave in the God's love through Jesus as you journey together.
24:20
December 20, 2020
Advent Joy
ONE THING: The joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10 Luke 1:45-55 CONTEXT: It is time to remember what God has done for you!!!  Mary is a wonderful example of joy.  How can we know we have joy?    When we knowingly make a mega big deal about God. How can we help others have the joy that Jesus gives?    By helping others become servants of God, that is where joy lies.
26:16
December 13, 2020
Advent Faith
ONE THING: Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Zechariah 9:9,11-12, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 CONTEXT: There is a lot to celebrate when you have been set free and captured by the Messiah Jesus Christ. What is God calling us to do based on Zechariah 9:9?    Celebrate publicly the King of kings, Our savior Jesus Christ.       Baptisms, Christmas meaning, being saved, inviting other into our journey with Jesus, etc. How can a person be set free from any prisons caused by sin?      The free saving grace of the Savior what has come, the reason we celebrate Christmas, Jesus. How do we celebrate the arrival of Jesus Christ?    By being faith-filled and faithful to God.
25:40
December 06, 2020
Advent Hope
ONE THING: Your hope is in Christ, because of Christ and demonstrated through Christlikeness. Jeremiah 33:14-16 To celebrate and act on the arrival of Jesus. CONTEXT: Our hope should be built on nothing less than Jesus' love and righteousness. God is the best place for your hope to rest, because God always keeps His promises.        From within a "Life is tough get used to it." world the branch of King David brings hope that the Messiah will execute justice (make wrong things right) and righteousness (rightness and moral virtue before God). SALVATION: The hope of a secure deliverance from sin and eternal death. Save and secure in Christ now matter what happens. You need a Savior because of sin and you need rescued because of sins effect on you and the world. Righteousness is given by God through Christ as displayed by responding to life biblically.
22:50
November 29, 2020
Give Thanks To The Lord His Love Endures Forever
ONE THING: Give thanks to the Lord, His love endures forever. Psalm 136 CONTEXT: Gratefulness leads to contentment that leads to a joyful commitment to God. To be more thankful than hurtful. Joy over jealously. Contentment over lust. How does God giving food to all show that He is good?    Overall care and compassion for all humanity How does God rescue us? SALVATION: God is rescuing you. Don’t fight Him, let go of sin and be born again.
27:37
November 22, 2020
enCOURAGEment Serving God Is The Best Way To Live Free
ONE THING: Serving God is the best way to live free.    Because a set free servant of God is more free than those who are all about the Me. 1 Peter 2:16-17 CONTEXT: The boundaries God sets for your life actually provide the framework for the greatest freedoms. SALVATION: Without God's saving grace you will be crushed by the cover up of your sin now and in eternity. What should we do with all the freedom God gives us?  Live free and serve Him. What are the three actions God wants us to do every day?    Honor, Love, Fear. A daily posture to put into practice. Honor = Dignity value worth in all.    Genesis 1:27   Love = One Another Christian     1 Corinthians 13:4-8,13 Fear = Beginning of wisdom     Proverbs 9:10
26:28
November 15, 2020
enCOURAGEment Submission To Authority Honors Jesus
ONE THING: Submission to authority honors Jesus.  1 Peter 2:13-15 CONTEXT: To equip you to work, worship, and live in a society friendly or hostile to the Christian faith. SALVATION: Being saved by grace through faith for the forgiveness of your sins is the first step to living for God. No power but God, resist what God ordained, you resist God. NOT GOOD.  Romans 13:1-14 Seek to do biblical good instead of evil that gets punished.     A driving guideline to how you approach life and reflects your relationship with God.  How can we know when we do something it is good?      Good is when God gets the glory (praise & credit) and disciples are made.
28:22
November 08, 2020
enCOURAGEment Christians Point The Way To God's Salvation Day
ONE THING: Christians point the way to God's salvation day. 1 Peter 2:13-15 CONTEXT:  A Christian's biblical actions will help push back the darkness of evil.    You are being attacked from the outside so that you will hide the goodness of God on the inside. SALVATION: To be set free from Sin by grace through faith. That is the purpose of God's visit. What is some good advice to help us abstain from the passions of the flesh?    Feed the soul more than you indulge the flesh. Why do we want people to see our good deeds we do for God?      Because Good deeds show God to be good.
28:31
November 01, 2020
enCOURAGEment God Chooses To Send You So That He Can Set People Free
ONE THING:  God chooses to send you so that He can set people free 1 Peter 2:9-10 CONTEXT:  To be welcomed home through salvation into God the Father's compassion.    Out of darkness, orphaness and mercy into God's light, family and mercy. SALVATION: There is a darkness, sin that plagues all of humanity. It's final cost will be separation from God and all good things forever. Its current cost is a lengthy list of suffering, unfullfillment and darkness. Only by being forgiven of your sins by grace through faith because of Jesus' death and resurrection can you be spared from this judgment. CHOSEN & COMMISSIONED What does God call us to do with all the good He has done?  PROCLAIM HIS EXCELLENCIES    Proclaim (Show forth, tell out, celebrate ) the excellencies (virtue, moral goodness) of Him who called you. COMPASSION What does God want someone who is not a Christian to do with His mercy?  BE SAVED Once not a people, now God's people As a Christian, what does God want us to do with the mercy He has given us?   HELP THE AFFLICTED Once not received mercy, now received mercy  (Compassion to help the afflicted)
22:37
October 25, 2020
enCOURAGEment Life's Journey With Jesus Is For Our Own Good And God's Glory
ONE THING: Life's journey with Jesus is for our own good and God's glory. 1 Peter 2:4-8 CONTEXT:   The method and means of your life are not meant to be of greater importance than God's will for you. SALVATION: Disgrace can leave no hope. Jesus died so you might truly, fully live in difficult and not so difficult times. JOURNEY WITH JESUS - RESPOND    God says Jesus is appointed and anointed. BE BUILT UP - RESPOND    A house of holiness that provides biblical self-denial for the good of those along for your Jesus journey. BELIEVE IN JESUS - RESPOND    Salvation OBEY THE WORD - RESPOND    Disobedience leads to stumbling and stumbling is the result of all who disobey. Flat on your face as you seek joy and deliverance of life.
28:20
October 18, 2020
enCOURAGEment Taste And See That The Lord Is Good
ONE THING: Taste and see that the Lord is good! - Psalm 34:8 1 Peter 2:1-3 CONTEXT:  So much life happens and God desires for us to become more and more like Jesus.    In these passages, nourishment for the soul and action for life.  SALVATION: Then a relationship with Jesus, there is so much good to experience from God, forgiveness, strength, purpose and on and on and on. What does God tell us to do with all malice, deceit, hypocrisy and slander?   Put it away  What does God want us to have a Christians?     Maturity - by longing for Christ, Word of God more than sin
24:38
October 11, 2020
enCOURAGEment What Matters Most Is What Matters To The Most High God
ONE THING: What matters most is what matters to the Most High God. 1 Peter 1:22-25 CONTEXT:  Holiness means being totally devoted and dedicated to God, set aside for his special use and set apart from sin and its influence. SALVATION: Be born again through Jesus the imperishable, living and abiding / dwelling Word of God. All flesh (man-made accomplishments and outcomes apart from God) withers and falls. Word of Lord remains forever 1 Corinthians 15:3-4: A major focus for all Christians.
23:39
October 04, 2020
enCOURAGEMENT God Is Still On The Throne
ONE THING: God is still on the throne.  1 Peter 1:20-21 CONTEXT:  Holiness means being totally devoted and dedicated to God, set aside for his special use and set apart from sin and its influence. SALVATION: It is only through belief that Jesus is the Son of God and Lord that we can be saved from our sin penalty. Confess, Believe, be saved by God's grace through faith. Jesus Christ and His purpose has always existed, before there was existence. This is it, your last times, your last days. You are so close to eternity, don't forget that, let it compel you to live biblically. God strengthens our faith and fuels our hope.  Set aside for his special use. Faith (Inner) and hope (things to come) are in God =     He is on the heart throne of why you do what you do when you do it.                       SERVE OTHERS    He is on the heart throne of why you feel what you feel when you feel it.             SACRIFICE FOR OTHERS    He is on the heart throne of why you say what you say when you say it.                   ENCOURAGE OTHERS    He is on the heart throne of why you think what you think when you think it.          GRACE GAP OTHERS    He is on the heart throne of why you are becoming more and more like Jesus Christ.      GLORY TO GOD
29:39
September 27, 2020
enCOURAGEment The Price Jesus Paid On The Cross Is Worth Our Full Devotion To God
ONE THING: The price Jesus paid on the Cross is worth our full devotion to God. 1 Peter 1:17-19 Christians know what we were / are ransomed from something terrible to something tremendous.  CONTEXT: Sanctification is all that God does in you and through you to create you into the image of Jesus Christ. SALVATION: Jesus gave His life for the forgiveness of your sins. He made this way through God's judgment so you won't not have to pay the price of sin that He has already paid for through the Crucifixion. Be saved by grace through faith.  Everyone's deeds will be judged by God the Father, comforting thought of urgency. Something is futile when it is outside of God's will, the example of Jesus Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit. (Bible a tremendous way forward) Perfect, sacrificial, Messiah = He paid the price for our redemption by His precious blood. To which we all should respond... by conducting ourselves in a way that brings God joy, glory and help other people want a relationship with Jesus.
33:17
September 20, 2020
enCOURAGEment Be Holy As God Is Holy
ONE THING: Be holy as God is holy. 1 Peter 1:13-16 Every choice has a consequence that transforms something because of its influence. Holiness means being totally devoted or dedicated to God, set aside for his special use and set apart from sin and its influence. We cannot become holy on our own, Holy Spirit given help us obey and the power to overcome sin.
29:14
September 13, 2020
enCOURAGEment Jesus Has Is Always Will Be Savior 1 Peter 1:10-12
ONE THING: Jesus has been, is now and always will be Savior of all.    1 Peter 1:10-12 The sum whereof is this, that Christ Jesus was delivered for our offences and raised again for our justification. -M. Henry Prophets serve not themselves but others / you so that when the grace is shared it will be received in order to fulfill God's will and bring Him glory.
27:49
September 06, 2020
enCOURAGEment Jesus The Joy Generator Christ 1 Peter 1:8-9
ONE THING: The joy generator of life is Jesus Christ 1 Peter 1:8-9 CONTEXT: A passion filled reminder of the camaraderie shared among Christians, Jesus.    You are not alone or purposeless, you are part of God’s family.    The Holy Spirit and Word of God will show you the way! Blessed are they who believe and love without seeing, laying eyes on Jesus.  Such good news we must...     Embrace in faith (Study the Bible, Pray) and     Demonstrate in deeds (serve God and others before our own needs)    For the glory of God and to make disciples of others.
25:44
August 30, 2020
enCOURAGEment Treasures Out Of Trials 1 Peter 1:6-7
ONE THING: Faith In God will produce treasures out of trials. 1 Peter 1:6-7 In God's hands suffering doesn’t destroy faith it refines it. Hardships are handy and helpful even though they hurt. THREE TREASURES Your faith may produce praise (verbal) honor (actions perceived) glory (truth of name and renown) at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (Second coming, Jesus in life now = assurance of salvation = the goal) Respond in real life = a point of your faith is to produce verbal praise, biblical actions and deeper relationship with Jesus Christ in others and self.     Sometimes modeling it = faith planting     Sometimes seeing it in yourself = faith bearing fruit    Sometimes seeing it in others = harvesting faith SERIES THEME: To be encouraged to bring God glory by living boldly like Jesus Christ.
24:14
August 23, 2020
enCOURAGEment Better In Christ Alone
ONE THING: Life can and will be better in Christ alone. 1 Peter 1:3-5 Born Again to a Living Hope of a Heavenly inheritance.
23:45
August 16, 2020
enCOURAGEment Chosen Not Frozen
ONE THING: A Christian is chosen to not be frozen. 1 Peter 1:1-2 Statues make terrible friends. Be saved. Trust God. Be like Jesus Christ. Observe Bible truths and ways.
27:01
August 09, 2020
One God In All
ONE THING: God wants you to be personal, power filled and purposeful. Because He is all these things to us for His glory and so we will make disciples (Christlike) Ephesians 4:4-6, Acts 1:1-5,8 Proclaimers of what God has done, is doing, will do
20:11
August 02, 2020
One God Through All
ONE THING: The sovereignty of God is seen quite well in public displays of faith. Ephesians 4:4-6, Joshua 10:10-14  Talk to God in front of others. Live for God in front of others.   Specific trust brings about specific actions.
27:18
July 26, 2020
One God Over All
ONE THING: God is infinitely more and all you need rely on. Ephesians 4:4-6, Isaiah 40:21-26 Transcendence = Over all = Over ruling care Imagine and embrace the magnitude of God's powerful care over all...over you. Lift up eyes on high and see.    Step back, get perspective of God over life. God's power and strength is expansive and personal to you.
22:34
July 19, 2020
One God
ONE THING: The God of the Bible is the one true God. Ephesians 4:4-6, Acts 17:16, 18, 23-31 God THE: Creator of All v24 Lord of Heaven and Earth v24 Giver of Everything Mankind Needs v25 Made from One Man Every Nation v26 Determiner of Where, When, How Long We Live v26 Father of All People v28 Judge v31 Way Maker for Forgiveness v31 God has no desire to remain unknown nor does He deserve to be treated that way.
21:46
July 12, 2020
One Baptism
ONE THING: Baptism is essential and moves us closer to God.   Ephesians 4:4-6 Just like Jesus we follow His example, baptism moves us closer to how we ought to be before God.   Baptism pleases God and makes it easier for others to get to Jesus.
22:40
July 05, 2020
One Faith
ONE THING: Faith is at its best when it is obvious. Faith is meant to be lived out. An obvious faith is a God honoring faith. Ephesians 4:4-6
20:29
June 28, 2020
One Father
ONE THING: As Christians, we, are an us, because of the Lord Jesus. Ephesians 4:4-6, John 6:66-69 The temptation is to choose comfort, suffering, wants, desires, hopes, dreams, preferences, expectations, etc. anything first, even if Jesus is second. Answer the same question that to 12 did…  Do you want to go away as well?   So much seeks to master and rule over us. Spiritual beings, creation, Moses and good works philosophy, bondage to sin, hurts, habits, hangups.    Look to who / what you put your faith in the most.    Observe who the outcome of your actions point too.    See where you go to harvest for security and significance. No better than Jesus, no matter what you try before you die.
31:08
June 21, 2020
One Lord
ONE THING: As Christians, we, are an us, because of the Lord Jesus. Ephesians 4:4-6, John 6:66-69 The temptation is to choose comfort, suffering, wants, desires, hopes, dreams, preferences, expectations, etc. anything first, even if Jesus is second. Answer the same question that to 12 did…  Do you want to go away as well?   So much seeks to master and rule over us. Spiritual beings, creation, Moses and good works philosophy, bondage to sin, hurts, habits, hangups.    Look to who / what you put your faith in the most.    Observe who the outcome of your actions point too.    See where you go to harvest for security and significance. No better than Jesus, no matter what you try before you die.
31:48
June 14, 2020
One Hope
ONE THING: Hold on to faith in Jesus and hope grows.  Ephesians 4:4-6, Acts 4:12, Romans 8:38-39, Philippians 1:21 Hope resides in the heart, supported by faith in the God, Jesus, Holy Spirit.      Can’t be taken from you, can give it away as so many precious treasures of God.
29:25
June 07, 2020
One Spirit
ONE THING: The Holy Spirit is vital to living a fulfilling Christian life together. Ephesians 4:4-6, 1:13, Ezekiel 36:26-27 God will give us a new heart, His Holy Spirit will dwell in us, He will remove our heart that will lead us to death and replace it through the Holy Spirit with a heart that lives out loud eternal life.    We walk in the statutes of God.       We study to model the teachings of God.    We carefully obey God's rules.       We model to demonstrate  the truth of God.
34:52
May 31, 2020
One Body
ONE THING: As a Christian you will find more wholeness living as a part of the body of Christ.   Ephesians 4:4-6, 15-16   To get where Jesus Christ wants us to go we are best off doing it together, it's what He wants.     It is good and pleasing to God when the body is together and acts together.   Your fulfillment comes when you take all your time, talents, treasures to bring God glory and make disciples.     Let Jesus Christ be the one to dictate what gets done. His will be done.      You = trust and obey = like milk, it does a body good.   Align yourself with Jesus more and more each day.  Work out your salvation Christian to become like Jesus Christ.     Study your Bible with God and others.     Pray to God with others.     COMMIT YOURSELF ENTIRELY TO     Serve God with others.     JESUS CHRIST.     Fail and succeed for God.   Worship deeply, Community well, Serve God and others, Multiply God's best everywhere.
43:58
May 24, 2020
Step Forward To Gather
ONE THING: The invitation must be indication of the destination, God.   Psalm 66:5   Come and see God cut through the hardship of life.   Come and see a God that if He is for us who can be against us?   Awesome = God at work in noticeable and discernible ways in, through and around us.   Love enduring, joy everlasting, peace producing, patience when needed, kindness delivered, goodness shared, faithfulness demonstrated, gentleness revealed, self-control achieved
32:17
May 17, 2020
Step Forward Together
ONE THING: God’s way is the best for all.    Ephesians 4:1-7   Live out a God honoring, Christ following example.    You won’t feel like, want to, naturally be able to act this way on your own, that is the point.    You need a / have a saved relationship with Jesus and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit to demonstrate them.
33:16
May 10, 2020
Step Forward Not Backward
ONE THING: Let nothing keep you from following Jesus.   Luke 9:59-62   People encountered Jesus where and when life was happening. His message is always the same “Follow Me”, their response had an eternal impact on their life.
35:02
May 03, 2020
Step Forward Focused
ONE THING: Full focus on Jesus is what the world needs from you. Galatians 1:11-12 
38:08
April 26, 2020
Gospel-Centered Life
 ONE THING: Throw yourself into following Jesus.   John 21:7-17,25  A life distracted from God can be easily disintegrated.    A life focused on God can be better repassioned with purpose.   Threw himself…  Peter was at work and threw himself to be fulfilled by Jesus.  Peter was among friends and threw himself toward Jesus as an example to others.  Peter was drifting away from Jesus and threw himself be reconciled to Jesus.   Where does the assurance come from? Confession of faith and public action.    Feed my lambs = Keep exampling (faith & deeds) Christ likeness to the young Christians, with no faith.  Tend my sheep = Give grace and justice to Christians.  Feed my sheep = Keep exampling (faith & deeds) Christ likeness to the mature Christians.   When it comes to the Gospel-Centered life it is always love Jesus first, action next.
43:20
April 19, 2020
Gospel-Centered Salvation
ONE THING: In God's hands your past can propel you to an incredible present.   John 20:19-23, 27-29, 31  Jesus' grace and justice bring out God's best in our life. It isn't always easy, what truly good things are, but it is always better serving Jesus than anyone or thing else.    We have all had some major missteps/bad decisions. Jesus can redeem and rewrite those results. Our failures through salvation become his victories that brings God glory and others closer to God.    Jesus can overcome any roadblock in our life. So that we can freely live out His created purpose for our life.   The obstacle before you is not greater than the object of your salvation, Jesus Christ.   For your good and God’s glory. People who know better than others because experts, we trust them, the lien them, follow their lead. No one knows better thank God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Trust and obey them there is no better way.     Jesus knows that first you believe in Him then have life in Him in this tough, cruel, challenging, world that also has joy in it as well.
52:58
April 12, 2020
Gospel-Centered Sacrifice
ONE THING: Give all your heart, mind, soul, strength, time, talents and treasures to Jesus and the fulfillment of God's will.   John 19:16-18, 30, 33-35  At WORK show your co-workers where you stand biblically.  In WORSHIP so that it is about God's glory.  At HOME making the hard transforming decision that no matter who comes through that door you will lead them closer to Jesus.  At PLAY enjoy all the fullness of life within the guardrails of the Bible.   Though our faith in God is personal it is not always private.  An always private faith can easily become a secret faith that no one knows about at all.    Christian faith thrives in community that seeks to give God glory and draw others closer to Christ no matter the cost.    Your created purpose, foundational calling, is to live in such an influential way, that others may also believe.   Your biblical actions are undeniable evidence that God is real, He loves others and you love both.
40:18
April 05, 2020
Gospel-Centered Relationships
ONE THING: Your relationships, regardless of status, should seek to bring Jesus glory (name & renown) and help others to believe in Him.  John 2:1-12  The servants here had decided in their heart to do what Jesus tells them to do. That is the beautiful freedom in being a servant in a relationship.    Your goal isn't what is best for you but what is God's best for everyone!   If the invitation to Jesus is "Come and See" then the expectation of all our relationships should always be "Faith and Deeds".
39:47
March 29, 2020
Gospel-Centered Wisdom
ONE THING: The Holy Spirit of Truth is your great Helper.   John 14:15 - 17, 26 - 27  Where do we start in gaining wisdom? Love God. Become more and more like Jesus.    The outcomes of life and relationships will never be God's best when we act outside the Helper's, Counselor's, Comforter's, Advocate's, Holy Spirit's direction.   We will know when to do the right thing because of a close relationship with the Holy Spirit.
39:36
March 22, 2020